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How to Help a Slow Reader Succeed at College Studies

How to Help a Slow Reader Succeed at College Studies

Reading is a skill your teens have been working on for many years now, but as they prepare for college-level work, the reading load becomes heavier and more difficult. For some teens, the extra work is a welcome challenge, but slow readers may struggle to keep up. In fact, many students find that they are unable to finish their reading assignments in the allotted time-frame....

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How to Write a Five-Paragraph College Essay

How to Write a Five-Paragraph College Essay

The five-paragraph essay is the basic starting point for college essay writing. It’s a widely accepted essay format, is used in many college English classes, and is also the type of essay you’ll write as part of the CLEP College Composition exam. While there are many useful formats for writing college-level essays, the five-paragraph essay is an effective model to follow as you develop and...

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Practical Tips for Highly Successful High School Students

Practical Tips for Highly Successful High School Students

What does it take to be highly successful in high school? It’s not a photographic memory or a genius IQ. Dedication and perseverance will go a long way, but there are also a few practical tips you can follow to help you prosper — in high school and beyond. Here are some of our best tips for highly successful high school students. Make being a...

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What if Exam Credits Don’t Transfer?

What if Exam Credits Don’t Transfer?

Dual credit, particularly credit-by-exam, is a great way for homeschooled teens to earn high school and college credit at the same time. Students who choose to earn credits using the credit-by-exam method have a broader path toward degree completion, and both CLEP and DSST exam credits are widely accepted at colleges and universities throughout the United States. But what if your teen’s college of choice...

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The Top 10 Benefits of Earning Dual Credit this Year

The Top 10 Benefits of Earning Dual Credit this Year

Wondering if earning dual credit should be part of your educational plan this year? Dual credit programs are a great way for high school students to get a head start on their college education, enabling them to earn high school and college credits at the same time. 1. Dual credit options provide a significant cost savings over a traditional college education. The cost of a...

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How Dual Credit at Home Nearly Cost Me My Life

How Dual Credit at Home Nearly Cost Me My Life

Hello. My name is Kimberly Snyder. I am a Dual Credit at Home student, and this is my story. I began my DCAH journey in July of 2014, just before the official start of my senior year in high school. Over the following 11 months, I accumulated 35 college credits through CLEP exams. It was pretty great. Very rewarding. I spent the following summer busy,...

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Ten Ways to Save Money on Your Family’s Back to School Shopping

Ten Ways to Save Money on Your Family’s Back to School Shopping

The end of summer is coming quick which means it’s back to school soon (for those of us that actually took a break!). You’ve started planning your homeschool curriculum for the year and are getting equipped with lesson plans and textbooks. But, you’re missing something. What about new pencils, notebook paper, rulers, and erasers? Your kids need these essentials, too. Being homeschooled doesn’t mean that...

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What You Need to Know Before Homeschooling High School

What You Need to Know Before Homeschooling High School

Congratulations on your decision to homeschool – or continue to homeschool – your high school student! We all know it’s a life-changing journey, but it’s also a decision that can be fraught with insecurities. Those of us who have chosen to homeschool through high school have realized that attending a public or private school isn’t the best choice for our kids, and we’re willing to...

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The Dangers of Being a Perfectionist Parent

The Dangers of Being a Perfectionist Parent

As a parent living in a modern, American society, it’s not hard to get caught up in the struggle for perfection. We hear about perfect parties, perfect grades, and yes, perfect kids. Many parents set this unrealistic goal for their children, not realizing that a failure to achieve perfection can have a damaging effect on our kids and our relationship with them. There are many...

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3 Steps to Help Your Homeschooler Turn their Interest into their Career

3 Steps to Help Your Homeschooler Turn their Interest into their Career

A friend recently called me to ask about career options for her son — he’s incredibly interested in “weather stuff” and has been charting weather since he was about 10 years old, amounting to 6 years worth of detailed weather charts. My friend wanted to know what she could do to help him explore career options based on this interest. One of the inspiring benefits...

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Why Your Family May Not Need College Scholarships

Why Your Family May Not Need College Scholarships

The elusive college scholarship that promises a free ride to your teen’s top school is the dream of every hopeful parent, but how realistic are your teen’s chances of winning one? Many websites would have you believe that thousands of dollars in scholarship money goes unclaimed each year, but what you may not have noticed is that most of the sites making these claims are...

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How to Homeschool a Math Genius

How to Homeschool a Math Genius

Does your homeschooled child find math a breeze? Are you finding it hard to make math challenging and interesting? In some respects, homeschooling a math genius is easy — they love problem solving and can breeze through assignments. On the other hand, kids who are gifted in math may become bored or frustrated with work that just isn’t challenging enough. Here are some tips for...

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